October 9, 2022
16 Aries 32
Welcome to the October Full Moon in Aries! This is an energetic Moon (it is in Aries, after all!) but much healing is available.
The Moon is conjunct Chiron (creating a new cycle), while the Sun is conjunct Venus. So you have the polarity between where our heart wants us to go, and where we need to attend to our wounds. The power lies in the Aries consciousness- in Cosmic Consciousness, Aries is the sign of Conscious Discipline. That is where we choose to think thoughts that line up with our higher truth. In other words, that means thinking loving thoughts. It’s important to be good to ourselves and recognize when our inner voices need to be more loving.
Venus and the Sun are calling us somewhere, and Aries represents the divine spark of creation. We can go where we are being called. All this Aries energy can give us the fire we need to move forward, and Chiron and the Moon in Aries can help us see where we are standing in our own way. Let your emotions take you to those wounded places that need to be loved. When we listen to our wounded parts and love them, then we can move forward with more purposeful, loving thoughts. When we love ourselves and believe in ourselves, the sky is the limit when it comes to what we can create.
Dharmic Node and Uranus
The Dharmic (North) Node (aka Soul Star Chakra) and Uranus are in intimacy with the Moon and Chiron. We have flashes of enlightenment that show us the way forward. These same planets are in a great eliminator (or inconjunct) with the Sun and Venus, so these insights will likely show us where we need to make choices to move us towards our higher path. In other words, it’s time to let something go that is no longer serving our highest path.
The Karmic (South) Node (Earth Star Chakra) is in intimacy (or semisextile) aspect with Sun/Venus, and forms a great eliminator with the Moon/Chiron. Similar to the above remarks about the Dharmic Node, the Karmic Node is creating a little friction with the Sun and Venus. It’s reminding us of our past (including subconscious karma from past lives) and again, we get to deliberately choose to move forward. Love our past selves and set it all free.
Saturn is in a resource (sextile) with the Moon and manifesting (trining) with the Sun. Saturn is where we reclaim our power. With a resource to the Moon, we need to deliberately make a choice to reclaim our power around our inner thoughts, beliefs and wounds and have the capacity to do so. The manifestation with the Sun allows for an easy flow where we can step into our authority and do what needs to be done to move forward. Saturn is a powerful ally during this lunar event.
Pluto stationing direct
Pluto is stationing direct at 26 Capricorn. While Pluto isn’t aspecting the Moon, it certainly adds potency to this lunar event simply by the fact that he is stationing. All that inner transformation that has been happening under the surface can begin to manifest in the physical world as Pluto begins to move forward. This may be very personal depending on what you have around 26 degrees in your chart, but no doubt the entire world, especially the United States, will feel the impact of this forward motion.
This station is manifesting with Mercury in Virgo, which can lead to some really deep thinking. Remember that our best practice right now is to elevate our thoughts! Mercury in Virgo may show you exactly where you have been thinking stingy thoughts about yourself, so use this transit to see where you aren’t being kind to yourself and then make that needed shift towards self-love.
Mars and Neptune
Mars and Neptune are coming into the first of 3 stepping stones, or squares. Neptune is the fog of confusion along with the clarity of enlightenment. Mars in the first stepping stone with Neptune will likely bring some confusion in regards to our next right actions. This is a great time to journal about everything coming up for you. The second stepping stone occurs around mid-November, and the third is in mid-March 2023. By the time the third stepping stone is complete, we should be really clear about where we are going and what actions to take.
Mars is manifesting with Vesta right now, and Vesta is the home and hearth. Vesta is about what we are devoted to, so just because there is some confusion does not mean we should disregard all that is coming up for us right now. It just means we need some time to sort it all out. As we are in a wormhole, and heading into an eclipse soon, we aren’t going to have it figured out right now anyway! The second of the three stepping stone occurs right around the November New Moon, which will close the eclipse wormhole, so it’s clear that these transits are working together to take us somewhere we can’t foresee right now.
Saturn and Uranus
Saturn and Uranus are also in a stepping stone, which will remain in orb until early December. This isn’t a new transit, so we are still perhaps feeling the tension between freedom and our responsibilities. Reframing our internal conversations around what we are resisting, or what we feel is restricting us, can be a powerful practice right now. Routines, structures and even some limitations can be huge blessings and can be grounding. On the other side, what are we ready to release to allow for more freedom?
As we move towards the eclipses, remember that our thoughts matter. Love those parts of yourself that don’t always get to be heard. See where you are in resistance, and elevate your thoughts. Practice being present, and let your heart be your ultimate guide.
Happy Full Moon!